A report in the Italian press explains how Inter Milan can field a competitive starting XI that costs as little as €25 million next season.

Since the arrival of Beppe Marotta in 2018, the Nerazzurri have developed a habit of picking up free agents or securing coups for affordable prices.

The Serie A giants will soon add Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski and Porto striker Mehdi Taremi to the list.

The duo will join the club next season once their current contracts expire.

So according to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Simone Inzaghi can provisionally start eleven players that only cost 25 million between them.

This figure only takes into consideration transfer fees paid to other clubs. It leaves out agent commissions which usually accompany all transfers.

The starting lineup would include Yann Sommer in goal. The Switzerland international only cost the club 6 million euros.

At the back, Yann Bisseck joins Stefan de Vrij and Francesco Acerbi. The Dutchinternational signed for the Nerazzurri from Lazio as a free agent.

The other two defenders joined for relatively low transfer fees.

Inter Milan Can Field A Competitive Starting XI Next Season That Only Cost 25 Million

In the wingback slots, Matteo Darmian and Federico Dimarco get the nod. The latter is a youth product of the club.

In the middle of the park, the source pits Zielinski alongside another two free agents in the shape of Hakan Calhanoglu and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Curiously, all three midfielders joined from other top Serie A clubs.

Finally, Taremi links up with fellow free-agent signing Marcus Thuram up front.

While this lineup certainly left out key players, the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Alessandro Bastoni, the source considers it a solid formation, especially when taking into account the low cost.